It … Written by dev_zbjllj on March 24, 2013. Outside you should plant it in a location that receives full sun, with well-drained soil that is also slightly acidic. In today’s post, we are going to be looking at how to grow yuzu citrus trees. I've heard that the citrus fruit yuzu can be grown outdoors in the pacific Northwest. Under warm artificial conditions, enclosed to keep in the humidity, they can grow fairly fast too. Indoors just find a suitably sized pot, that you is easy to carry, since you will have to bring the pots inside when outside temperatures get too cold. I have found a mature Yuzu tree growing in Astoria, Queens, NYC. It can also be grown as a container plant on patio or deck and brought indoors or into a greenhouse for the winter. Quite thorny, but we just prune off the thorns. )…, You can watch the video below on Yuzu The Fruit that Saved a Village…, "100 Gardening Tips Every Gardener SHOULD Know! However, you can just use it whenever you need lemons, they make a great substitute. Required fields are marked *. Supposedly, Yuzu, can endure lows approaching 0 degrees F. Zone 8 - 10. Zone 7-9, though reported hardy to 0 deg. It is believed to have originated in central China as a hybrid of mandarin orange and the ichang papeda.. It's no longer possible to have seedlings shipped in from other places due to a japanese beetle quarantine, but from what I understand it's perfectly fine to buy it locally. Does fine in acidic soil. Dark green leaves and new stems. It is also grown in other areas, particularly Japan and Korea. When full grown you can expect the tree to be about 12 feet tall. Do you have any advice, or a local source for it? Seems to do fine overwintering in an unheated green house or with a winter protection blanket. Yuzu - Citrus junos - is a small tree species of the Rutaceae family, producing citrus fruits - yuzu - from the cross between wild mandarin and Citrus ichangensis, with a slightly spicy taste between grapefruit and mandarin. Maybe to 10 cm in 5 months (approximately). Of course Yuzu is a bit more cold hardy than other normal citrus. Yuzu is an evergreen shrub or small tree. Here’s What You’ll Need: young yuzu trees; containers or pots; potting mix; organic fertilizer; compost; You can grow your yuzu tree both in the backyard orchard as well as indoors in pots. They are easy to grow if you have the skill, experience, equipment, and knowledge of how to grow citrus seeds well. Plant yuzu in full sun on well-drained soil. (Cash or check only). We are talking about the Citrus ichangensis and the mandarin. Essential oils extracted from the plant … To receive our free monthly newsletter, enter your email address and name below: We are always open by appointment! Dark green leaves and new stems. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Send us an email or call us at 828-669-6517. Positive: On Oct 21, 2010, cirsius from Covington, LA (Zone 8b) wrote: I purchased two 2 year old plants from Four Winds Growers which were potted June 2008. Does anyone have any experience with growing it in western Washington? Uniquely fragrant and highly prized for its juice in Asian cuisine. I have grown Yuzu from seeds. Join my free weekly newsletter & I'll email you this free gift! We use the dried peel as a delightful citrus flavoring in sauces. This is in climate zone 8a. In Japan, they use this fruit in drink, sauce and dessert recipes. If you have special plant requests, get in touch! I grow them inside in a grow tent enclosure. It is believed to have originated in central China as a hybrid of mandarin orange and the ichang papeda.. The fruit and very pricy juice have become quite trendy in culinary circles. Fragrant white flowers in the spring followed by 3”, first green then yellow fragrant fruits in late fall/early winter. I could not find any information on whether they can be grown from seed, but I assume since most citrus trees can, they can too. The notable thing about this, of course, is that a citrus seedling is growing so far north, in a state that is definitely not in "citrus territory". Self fertile. Yuzu (Citrus junos, from Japanese 柚子 or ユズ) is a citrus fruit and plant in the family Rutaceae of East Asian origin. Just like the how to grow jackfruit and the how to grow kiwi berries posts on this blog, these tend to be be my favorite. Seedlings will be larger. Soil tolerant as long as well drained. Yuzu Ichandrin is reportedly hardy to 0°F and we’ve had good success growing them outdoors here in Portland, Oregon. --OVERVIEW-- Yuzu trees are also known as Japanese Citron. Quite thorny, but we just prune off the thorns. Seedlings: $20.00/1 gal, $25.00 / 2 gal., $30.00 / 3 gal.Grafted: 3 gal. There are really no pests or diseases you should be worried about as far as these trees are concerned. Fragrant white flowers in the spring followed by 3”, first green then yellow fragrant fruits in late fall/early winter. This hardy variety bears abundant, easy-to-peel, 3 inch diameter fruit with tasty, lemon-lime flavor. Other interesting features besides the ‘wings’ on the leaf stalks include the fact that it self pollinates as well as bearing large yellow fruit which can often be bigger than grapefruits. Are you ready? Please call any time, any day of the week. Trees are among the cold-hardiest of all citrus. ", Never miss a post! We’re still learning about this plant, so for surefire fruit production, grow in a container and bring indoors in late fall. Grow it in the ground or in a container. Alternatively yuzu can be grown in pots of well-drained ericaceous compost on a patio and brought into a bright, cool spot indoors over winter. / $36, Your email address will not be published. We’re quite excited about Yuzu Ichandrin’s potential as a tasty hardy citrus for our region. The edible fruit is relatively rare, and highly prized in the Orient, where the plant has been known and cultivated in China for 2,000 years or more. The tree starts flowering in Spring, but the fruit are usually ready for harvest in Winter when they turn yellow. In Japan it is used in many ways including juices, cooking, cosmetics, added to a refreshing hot bath, and in “Ponzu” which is a tasty citrus flavored soy sauce. I did some quick research trying to trace the origins of this rather unique citrus tree. Outside you should plant it in a location that receives full sun, with well-drained soil that is also slightly acidic. Yuzu (Citrus junos, from Japanese 柚子 or ユズ) is a citrus fruit and plant in the family Rutaceae of East Asian origin. Trifoliate Citrus does several good things for the tree: it dwarfs the tree to a maximum height of 12 to 15 feet, it provides an additional few degrees of cold hardiness during the winter by forcing the tree to go into deep dormancy, and it protects against many kinds of root rot and soil-borne diseases that the Yuzu might be susceptible to if it were grown on its own roots. Full sun. Alternatively yuzu can be grown in pots of well-drained ericaceous compost on a patio and brought into a bright, cool spot indoors over winter. It grows into a small tree or bush, no more than 12 feet tall, and has fragrant white blossoms in spring. Yuzu Ichandrin bears abundant, easy-to-peel 3” fruit with a tasty lemon-lime flavor with sweet tones of orange. Use Yuzu to make Ponzu sauce or other Japanese dishes. Seedlings will be larger. Posted in Fruiting Plants, Plants. My motivation for selecting the Yuzu was both culinary and its reported cold tolerance. , You can get more information on the Tree Center blog, here…, You can watch the video below on Yuzu – The Winter Hardy Citrus…, You can watch the video below on Yuzu Germination (????? Apparently it is actually a hybrid of two species that both originate from China. Yuzu has loose, easily peeled skin like mandarins. The Yuzu Ichandrin Hardy Citrus Tree is prized in Japan for flavoring, juice and preserves. Make sure that you water well, and leave the soil to dry out before you give it more water. You can grow your yuzu tree both in the backyard orchard as well as indoors in pots. ‘Yuzu Ichandrin’ plants on dwarfing rootstock will grow to 6-8 feet tall. Yes, I am back again with another fruit, you have probably never heard of in your life before. An upright evergreen shrub or small tree, yuzu is a rugged little plant, capable of withstanding temperatures down to -5C. The site should be sheltered from winter winds. You whooo? The tree itself is the most hardy citrus there is, growing well all through zone 8. F. Outdoors, plant in a sunny, wind protected place. Yuzu Ichandrin Hardy Citrus Tree. The Yuzu Citrus tree will grow best in a sunny place, but it will even grow well and make fruit in partial shade. LOL. In the fall, this thorny tree produces lumpy, medium-sized, yellow to orange fruits.